fulfill Definition

  • 1to do something that is expected, hoped for, or promised, or to cause it to happen
  • 2to satisfy a need, requirement, or desire

Using fulfill: Examples

Take a moment to familiarize yourself with how "fulfill" can be used in various situations through the following examples!

  • Example

    She fulfilled her dream of becoming a doctor.

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    The company failed to fulfill its obligations.

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    He always fulfills his promises.

  • Example

    Eating a balanced diet can fulfill your nutritional needs.

  • Example

    Volunteering at the shelter fulfilled her desire to help others.

fulfill Synonyms and Antonyms

Phrases with fulfill

  • to achieve all that one is capable of achieving


    With hard work and dedication, she was able to fulfill her potential as an artist.

  • to perform the duties or responsibilities associated with a particular position or job


    As a teacher, it is important to fulfill your role as a mentor and guide for your students.

  • to make a prediction or statement come true


    The team's victory in the championship game fulfilled the coach's prophecy that they would win.

Origins of fulfill

from Old English 'fullfyllan', meaning 'to fill up'


Summary: fulfill in Brief

To 'fulfill' [fสŠlหˆfษชl] means to do something that is expected, hoped for, or promised, or to cause it to happen. It can also mean to satisfy a need, requirement, or desire. Examples include fulfilling a dream, promise, or obligation, or fulfilling nutritional needs. Phrases like 'fulfill one's potential' and 'fulfill a role' denote achieving one's capabilities and performing job duties, respectively.

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